Robert Lee SMITH William Chandler SMITH James William SMITH Zechariah A SMITH John David SMITH Carter Lee SMITH Ephram SMITH Fred David SMITH Andy Marvin SMITH Florence Arene SMITH Aletta Ruth SMITH Treman Dean SMITH Leman Franklin SMITH Alice Elizabeth SMITH Susie Ellen FINLEY Florence A SMITH Joe Harvey SMITH Enoch SMITH Edward Edgar SMITH Robert Lee SMITH Louisa Amanda FORRESTER Mini tree diagram
Martin Lee Arthur Van Buren SMITH

Martin Lee Arthur Van Buren SMITH1,2,3,4,5,6,8,8

25th Oct 18931,2,3,4,5,6,7 - 12th Jan 19721,4,5

Life History

25th Oct 1893

Born in Talking Rock, Pickens, Georgia.1,2,3,4,5,6,7

30th Nov 1920

Birth of son Fred David SMITH in Oklahoma.4,9,10,11

14th Jan 1924

Birth of son Andy Marvin SMITH in Spelter City, Okmulgee, Oklahoma.12,11

19th Feb 1927

Birth of daughter Florence Arene SMITH in Ralls, Crosby, Texas.12,11,7

14th Jun 1932

Birth of daughter Aletta Ruth SMITH in Love County, Oklahoma.13,11

5th Aug 1936

Birth of son Treman Dean SMITH in Henryetta, Okmulgee, Oklahoma.4,9,11

8th Sep 1938

Birth of son Leman Franklin SMITH in Henryetta, Okmulgee, Oklahoma.11,14,15,16,4

11th May 1941

Birth of daughter Alice Elizabeth SMITH in Henryetta, Okmulgee, Oklahoma.12,9,4,5

8th Jan 1971

Death of son Fred David SMITH.4,9

7th Sep 1971

Death of daughter Aletta Ruth SMITH in Henryetta, Okmulgee, Oklahoma.13

12th Jan 1972

Died in Henryetta, Okmulgee, Oklahoma.1,4,5

after 12th Jan 1972

Buried in New Sonora Cemetery, Henryetta, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma.4,5

Other facts


Married Susie Ellen FINLEY


  • Some genealogies name him Martin Lee Arthur van Buren Smith.  I have not seen records with this actual name.  Further discussoin on this evoked soe commentary from a Smith researcher and dependent.  The source of the full name is another cousin who was Mart's niece.

    "I wasn't around my Dad's family growing up and he [Mart] was deceased when I got in touch with the family.  I was given his full name by Brenda Hicks, who is his brother Enoch Smith's granddaughter.   I have no documentation for the full name.  He even used an alias on the 1930 census O L Smith, and on his daughters Flossie Smith his name is listed as Ohin? L Smith.  He and his brothers were always in trouble with the law and they were moonshiners. His brother Carter was convicted of murder, sent to prison and escaped, the whole family fled Georgia at the time.  Brenda did say the Van Buren part was the name of a family that lived down the street from them and she liked it."
    --  Terri Escamillo, Ancestry messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 17 September 2019

    1900 Federal Census, James County, Tennessee, 5 June, Civil District 7, Enumeration District 77, page 3B, Hse #53, Fam #56
    Smith, Robert Head W M  May 1858  42 Married 18 yrs GA GA GA Log Driver Rents
    Smith, Amanda Wife W F Oct 1866  33 Married 18 yrs 13 children/9 living GA NC NC
    Smith, Mart Son W M  Jan 1893  3 Single GA GA GA

    1910 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, 9 April, Francis Township, District 256, page 14A, Hse #218, Fam #254
    Smith, Robert Head M W 52 Married 30 years GA GA GA Farming Rents
    Smith, Manda Wife F W 43 Married 30 years 17 children/13 living GA GA GA
    Smith, Mart Son M W 17 Single GA GA GA Farm Helper

    Mart's WWI registration reports his birth date as September 1893, but the birth date in other records and on his grave is 25 October 1893.  He was born in Token Rock, Georgia.

    U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Mart Smith
    Residence Ada, Oklahoma
    Age 24, Birth September 1893 Token Rock, Georgia
    Occupation Farmer
    Single, Claiming dependants, supports mother and father
    Tall, Slender, Light Brown Eyes and Hair
    registered 5 June 1917 Knox Precinct, Pontotoc, Oklahoma

    One of their daughter's Social Security records reports Susie's name spelled as Findley rather than Finley..

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Flossie Arene Smith
    Birth 19 Feb 1927 Ralls, Texas
    Death Date 21 Jan 1990
    Father Mart Smith
    Mother Susie Findley
    SSN 467427626
    Jul 1946 Name listed as FLOSSIE ARENE SMITH; 06 Feb 1990 Name listed as FLOSSIE A SMITH

    In the 1940 listing of this family, Alice was not born until 1941.

    1940 Federal Census, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, 30 April, Henry Township, District 56-14, Page 16B, Hse #300, Rents $2
    Smith, Mart Head M W 50 Married Grade 0 b b Georgia Rural Okmulgee Co in 1935 Farmer [b abt 1890]
    Smith, Susie Wife F W 36 Married Grade 3 b Okla Rural Okmulgee Co in 1935 [b abt 1904]
    Smith, Fred Son M W 19 Single Grade 3 b Oklahoma Rural Okmulgee Co in 1935 Farm Laborer [b abt 1921]
    Smith, Flossie Dau F W 13 Single Grade 4 b Texas Rural Okmulgee Co in 1935 [b abt 1927]
    Smith, Marvin Son M W 16 Single Grade 4 b Oklahoma Rural Okmulgee Co in 1935 [b abt 1921]
    Smith, Aletta Dau F W 7 Single Grade 0 b Oklahoma Rural Okmulgee Co in 1935 [b abt 1933]
    Smith, Treman Son M W 3 Single Grade 0 b Oklahoma Rural Okmulgee Co in 1935 [b abt 1937]
    Smith, Leeman Son M W 1 Single Grade 0 b Oklahoma Rural Okmulgee Co in 1935 [b abt 1939]

    Obituary of Martin Smith
    Funeral Arrangements are pending for Mart Smith, 78, who died this morning [12 January 1972] in an Okmulgee hospital.  He resided at 407 E Division, Henryetta.
    He was born October 25, 1893 in Georgia.
    Survivors include:  his wife, Susie, of the home; two daughters, Flossie Smith, Henryetta and Alice Hughes, Henderson, Kentucky; three sons, Andy Smith, Henryetta, Treman Smith, Henryetta, Leman Ketchikan, Alaska; one sister, Florence Smith, Pauls Valley; seven brothers, Eif, William, Harv, Zak, Enic, Ed, and Rob Smith; 19 grand children; and five great grand children.
    Services are pending with Woods Funeral Home
    --  Henryetta Free-Lance, Henryetta, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, 12 January 1972, p 3, clipping courtesy of Brenda Hicks on, posted 08 Sep 2014, accessed 22 September 2016

    Social Security Death Index
    Mart Smith
    Born 25 Oct 1893
    Died Jan 1972
    Last Residence Henryetta, Okmulgee, Oklahoma 74437
    SSN 446-07-9744 issued Oklahoma (Before 1951)

    Mart Smith
    Birth Oct 25, 1895
    Death Jan 12, 1972
    Husband of Susie Smith 1902-1995
    Fred D Smith (1920 - 1971)
    Andy M Smith (1924 - 1975)
    Treman Dean Smith (1936 - 2013)
    Inscription:  Oklahoma PVT, US Army, World War I
    Burial New Sonora Cemetery, Henryetta, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, USA
    Created by Jana Mitchell Aug 15, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #63696161,


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